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China Southern Airlines takes delivery of next generation Boeing 737-800

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 13:03

China Southern Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of its first Next Generation...

China Southern Airlines<.> announced that it has taken delivery of its first Next Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

We are bullish on Boeing, said Mr. Yang Guanghua, Vice President, China Southern Airlines and head of the airline`s official delivery delegation to Seattle.

Mr. Yang added that, the 737-800 is a wonderful aircraft and we are confident that our passengers will enjoy and feel confident in flying on this brand-new airplane.

Boeing and China Southern Airlines have been working to bring people together for nearly 20 years,
said Larry Dickenson, Senior Vice President, Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. China has a bright aviation future as it continues to develop its domestic network and the Boeing 737 family is the ideal airplane to provide that service.

The delivery of China Southern`s newest passenger aircraft is the first of 20 new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft in deal that was inked on October 3, 2001.

The 20 new 737-800 aircraft will replace the same number of existing 737 series aircraft currently operated by China Southern Airlines and will significantly lower the average age of the airline`s fleet - already one of the youngest civil aviation fleets in China.

The Next-Generation Boeing 737-800`s range is approximately 3,300 nautical miles (5,926 km), an increase of up to 900 nautical miles over earlier 737 models. China Southern`s new 737-800 will offer 167 seats in a two-class configuration, eight First Class and 159 Economy Class seats.

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